“The pandemic has been an extremely personal experience for us,” Pastor Kefentse Risher said with a pause. “In fact, I would say 2020 felt unpredictable. We lost multiple people and watched many in our congregation contract COVID...”
With so many families struggling, Nathan wanted to do something that would make a difference. His best friend, Lucas Marr, did too. When they saw the Furlough Kitchen in Dallas, a pop-up collaboration that got meals to needy people...
Rev. Melvin Amerson was that tipping point for Rev. David Briggs. As a TMF Area Representative for the Texas Conference, Melvin had been working as a coach with David, encouraging him to tie the church’s bold new vision to stewardship.
TMF Loan Officer Cheryl Westbrook is a self-proclaimed 'people person' who is passionate about helping others. She was a loan officer at Heartspring Methodist Foundation for seven years before it formally merged with TMF in January 2019.
In the next ten to fifteen years, Troy, TX is projected to triple in size, moving from less than 2,000 people to over 6,000, and Troy UMC is gearing up for the boom. In order to reach them, Troy UMC decided to move up a massive building project.
The congregation started a program called ministry mile, focused on serving anyone living within one mile of the church who would benefit from assistance. This led to initiatives for weekend lunch programs, summer youth groups, and more.
Twenty years ago, Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church in Katy was a worship community in search of a place to gather. The congregation ended up renting a facility from an equestrian center and paying $1 per head for each worshiper.